Geography – Physical

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

Geography – Physical – Primary Curriculum

Physical – Foundation stage:

They begin to identify and understand the different types of weather.

Physical – Year 1:

They identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK.

Physical- Year 2:

They look in more depth at the daily and seasonal weather patterns in the UK, as well as identifying the hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and North and South Poles.

Physical – Year 3:

They begin to identify the key aspects of the water cycle.

Physical – Year 4:

They have increased knowledge of the world and they continue to identify the key aspects of the water cycle in depth, as well as understand different types of settlements.

Physical – Year 5:

With increased knowledge of physical features of the world, they start to explore, describe and understand features such as earthquakes and volcanoes.

Physical – Year 6:

With a broad and vast bank of knowledge about the physical features of the world, they explore and investigate climate zones, vegetation belts and biomes.

Physical – Mastery:

To apply their knowledge to confidently describe and explain the relationship between different physical features of the world.